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2000-2007


1/19/09 – Alamo followers offer a peek into Alamo compound

NWAnews
January 19, 2009
BY ANDY DAVIS


Followers offer a peek into Alamo compound


Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/BENJAMIN KRAIN Tony Alamo Christian Ministries follower Richard Ondrisek shows a bedroom shared by three boys in a home in Texarkana owned by the church and shared by several families.

FOUKE – In the courtyard of the house that provided living quarters for Tony Alamo, along with several women and girls, is an in-ground swimming pool, a colorful carousel and a pen with two ponies.

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1/16/09 – Mother [Bethany Decker-Myers] in contempt over kids, judge says

NWAnews
January 16, 2009
BY ANDY DAVIS


Mother in contempt over kids, judge says

TEXARKANA – Another member of Tony Alamo Christian Ministries was found in contempt of court and ordered jailed Thursday after she refused to say where three of her children are.

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1/16/09 – Another Alamo parent jailed for contempt

Texarkana Gazette
January 16, 2009
By: Lynn LaRowe

Another Alamo parent jailed for contempt

Another follower of Tony Alamo Christian Ministries was jailed Thursday when she refused to disclose the whereabouts of three of her children to a Miller County circuit judge.

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1/15/09 – Talk or stay in jail, judge warns father

NWAnews
January 15, 2009
BY ANDY DAVIS


Talk or stay in jail, judge warns father

A member of the Tony Alamo Christian Ministries who refused to reveal the whereabouts of two of his children will remain in jail until he provides the information “or until I have a change of heart,” a judge said Wednesday.

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1/15/09 – Judge: Father must tell kids’ whereabouts

Texarkana Gazette
January 15, 2009
By: Lynn LaRowe


Judge: Father must tell kids’ whereabouts

The number of sign-carrying Tony Alamo Christian Ministries followers dwindled to just a few Wednesday outside the building in downtown Texarkana where custody hearings for 23 children are being held.

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1/14/09 – Kids in Alamo case are being hidden

The Associated Press
January 14, 2009
By JON GAMBRELL

Ark. official: Kids in Alamo case are being hidden

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Parents or followers of a jailed evangelist have been hiding children sought by state welfare officials, the state director of human resources said Wednesday.

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1/14/09 – Tony Alamo Knowingly Harbors, Jon Curry, a Sex Offender on Alamo Property

Texarkana Gazette
January 14, 2009
By: Lynn LaRowe

Police arrest sex offender
Man accused of violating federal law

A convicted sex offender was arrested Tuesday on Tony Alamo Christian Ministries property in Fort Smith, Ark., for violating a federal sex offender registration law.

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1/14/09 – Don Thorne defies judge and is held in contempt of court

NWAnews
January 14, 2009
BY ANDY DAVIS

Dad’s silence in Alamo case earns him jail

TEXARKANA – The father of a boy who was removed from the Tony Alamo Christian Ministries was held in contempt of court and jailed Tuesday evening after he refused to say where his two other children are.

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1/14/09 – Radio host, Tom Friess, joins protest outside the courthouse ***COMMENTS***

Texarkana Gazette
January 14, 2009
By: Lynn LaRowe

Radio host joins protest

Tom Friess
Internet radio talk show host Tom Friess of Perry, Iowa, broadcasts his show Tuesday morning from in front of the Miller County Juvenile Court Center in Texarkana, Ark. He and members of the church are protesting the custody hearings of 23 children following a September raid at the Tony Alamo Christian Ministries compound in Fouke, Ark.

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1/14/09 – Judge Pushes Alamo Trial Back a Week to May 18th

KATV
January 14, 2009
The Associated Press

Judge Pushes Alamo Trial Back a Week

Texarkana – A federal judge has delayed the trial of jailed evangelist Tony Alamo another week, saying the court had a scheduling conflict.

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1/13/09 – THV VIDEO: Alamo Followers Once Avoided The Media, Now Embracing It?

Today’s THV
January 13, 2009
Posted By: Ashley Blackstone

Update: Alamo Followers Once Avoided The Media, Now Embracing It?

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1/12/09 – Alamo supporters protest state custody hearings

KTBS 3
January 12, 2009
By Julie Parr


Alamo supporters protest state custody hearings

Testimony got underway today in the custody hearings of 23 children taken from the Tony Alamo compound.

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1/12/09 – Judge issues gag order in Alamo custody hearings

Pine Bluff Commercial
January 12, 2009
By JON GAMBRELL


Judge issues gag order in Alamo custody hearings

TEXARKANA, Ark. – The judge overseeing a hearing for 23 children taken from the Tony Alamo Christian Ministries issued a gag order Monday, barring those involved from talking publicly about what is likely the largest child custody case in Arkansas history.

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1/12/09 – Final custody hearings today; Testimony closed during inquiry for 23 children of Alamo followers

Texarkana Gazette
January 12, 2009
By: Lynn LaRowe

Final custody hearings today
Testimony closed during inquiry for 23 children of Alamo followers

Today a Miller County circuit judge will begin final custody hearings for 23 children taken from followers of Tony Alamo Christian Ministries in November and December.

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1/8/09 – Alamo defense requests delay; Trial was initially set for Nov. 19, but per a defense request for a continuance, that date was moved to Feb. 2

Texarkana Gazette
January 8, 2009
By: Lynn LaRowe

Alamo defense requests delay

Tony Alamo’s defense attorney filed a motion Wednesday asking that the jailed evangelist’s criminal trial be postponed.

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12/31/08 – Leaked interview of Alamo teen airs on Web

NWAnews
December 31, 2008
BY ANDY DAVIS


Leaked interview of Alamo teen airs on Web

Sitting across from an interviewer at the Children’s Advocacy Center in Texarkana, Texas, the 16-year-old girl described her job sorting mail at the Tony Alamo Christian Ministries compound in Fouke, her belief that the end of the world is near and her passion for distributing religious pamphlets in cities across the country.

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12/31/08 – Parents request legal aid

Texarkana Gazette
December 31, 2008
By Lynn LaRowe


Parents request legal aid
Alamo followers ask for court to appoint lawyers in custody case

Three Tony Alamo ministry followers whose daughters were among six taken during a September raid of church properties in Fouke, Ark., want the court to appoint lawyers to represent them at the state’s expense.

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12/31/08 – Lawyer in Alamo case: Bible no defense for abuse

Associated Press
December 31, 2008
By JON GAMBRELL

Lawyer in Alamo case: Bible no defense for abuse

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Jailed evangelist Tony Alamo’s right to religious freedom doesn’t allow him to beat children, a lawyer suing the preacher over alleged abuse says.

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12/30/08 – Lawyer: Alamo civilly liable for alleged abuse

Houston Chronicle
December 30, 2008
By JON GAMBRELL Associated Press Writer

Lawyer: Alamo civilly liable for alleged abuse

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Jailed evangelist Tony Alamo can’t use religious freedom to shield himself from a lawsuit claiming abuse occurred at his ministries, a lawyer suing the preacher says.

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12/30/08 – SPLC: Tony Alamo awarded the “Creepiest Cult Leader Award”

Southern Poverty Law Center
December 30, 2008
by Mark Potok

The Last Word: Hatewatch’s 2nd Annual Smackdown Awards

It’s been another sorry year in the world of hate, as knuckle-dragging white supremacists and their fellow travelers did their best to make our country a little worse with each new passing day. Here at Hatewatch, we’ve been hard at work trying to winnow away the garden-variety savagery that habitués of our blog know so well in favor of truly extraordinary examples of asinine activities from the benighted denizens of the radical right. It hasn’t been easy for members of the Hatewatch 2nd Annual Smackdown Awards Committee, who’ve had to wade heroically through the sewers and cesspools to produce our list. But now they’ve returned from that underworld, muddied but unbowed, to offer our readers, without further ado, Hatewatch’s year-end countdown of the very, very worst of 2008:

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